The Chairman MUBS Council has asked government to grant Makerere University Business School (MUBS) University status, saying the institution has grown and can operate on its own. “MUBS has structures and systems strong enough to operate on its own and can no longer operate under Makerere University”, said Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, a.k.a Barya.
The Council is the top governing body of the Institution. Council has the responsibility of directing the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the School
He made the remarks while addressing the First lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni during her visit to MUBS to inspect the African Development Bank (ADB) projects on Thursday 23, March 2017.
MUBS has attained reasonable growth in staffing, infrastructure, student numbers and academic growth. He said MUBS has registered a number of achievements including building capacity which has benefited other universities in the country. He further noted that MUBS has grown into six campuses namely Nakawa main campus, Bugolobi Annex which houses postgraduate programmes, Mbale, Jinja. Arua and Mbarara campuses with the smallest campus having at least 2,000 students. MUBS has over 17,000 students making it the 3rd largest institution in Uganda after Makerere and Kyambogo University. “MUBS has diversified its programmes and now teaches several disciplines in addition to business. Its resources like library and staff are unmatched in the region. MUBS is the best business school in the region”, he explained